• Description

    The TE 65 Multiplex Sand/Wheel Abrasion Tester is designed to perform tests according to the conditions described in the following methods:

    1. ASTM G65 Standard Test Method for Measuring Abrasion Using the Dry Sand/Rubber Wheel Apparatus
    2. ASTM G105 Standard Test Method for Conducting Wet Sand/Rubber Wheel Abrasion Tests
    3. ASTM B611 Test Method for Abrasive Wear Resistance of Cemented Carbides

    The machine is floor standing with test assemblies mounted on a back-plate and abradant discharged downwards into a hopper. Load is applied by pneumatic bellows in conjunction with a manually adjusted precision regulator, with a force transducer for load measurement. Speed set-point control is manual, implemented via a PLC, with input via touch-screen.

    Standard Test Configurations

    ASTM G65 uses hopper fed sand through a defined nozzle and loads the test piece sideways on to the wheel.

    The other standards have a fluid trough and the slurry is agitated by the wheel rotation. ASTM B611 uses a steel wheel, thus providing higher stress abrasion than the rubber wheel tests.

  • Technical Specifications

    ASTM Conditions
    Wheel Speed: 10 to 350 rpm
    9″ rubber wheel as per ASTM G65
    Wheel Types: 6.65″ steel wheel as per ASTM B611
    7″ rubber wheel as per ASTM G105
    Load: 20 to 350 N
    Motor Type: a.c. motor with frequency inverter drive
    Specimen Size: 25 mm x 58 mm
    Specimen Thickness: 6 mm to 16 mm
    Test Types: ASTM G 65, ASTM G 105, ASTM B 611
    Electricity: 220/240V, single phase, 50 Hz, 1 kW
    110/120 V, single phase, 60 Hz, 1 kW

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